Shigeaki Watanuki

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Shigeaki Watanuki
National College of Nursing, National Center for Global Health and Medicine
Job title


I started my career as a nurse at a university hospital's surgical ward. My professional experience also include teaching, graduate study, research.

My research interest focuses on adult and elderly persons who are at risk for or who have developed delirium (acute confusion), who are living with dementia or cerebrovascular conditions. I especially focus on those persons in acute care or perioperative care phases.

My research data may include complex, repeated-measure variables; thus, I am also exploring a method to describe and analyze such data.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2012
Professor, National College of Nursing-Japan, Gerontological Nursing
Apr 2008
Mar 2012
Associate Professor, National College of Nursing-Japan, Adult Health Nursing
Apr 2004
Mar 2008
Associate Professor, Aino University, School of Nursing, Adult Health Nursing
Apr 2003
Mar 2004
Lecturer, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine, DIvisino of Nursing and Health Sciences
Oct 1997
Mar 2003
Research Assistant/ Administrative Fellow/ Doctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota School of Nursing:
Apr 1990
Sep 1994
Staff Nurse, University of Tokyo Hospital, Surgical care unit

Published Papers

Factors associated with fall prevention care implementation and the use of bed-exit alarm with patients
Tahara Y, Watanuki S, Hamamoto Y
Journal of Japan Society for Healthcare Administration   56(1) 7-15   Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Matsuda, K., Hamamoto, Y., Watanuki, S.
Journal of the Japan Society for Healthcare Administration   54(2) 95-105   Apr 2017   [Refereed]
Hasegawa, M., Aouda, T., Toriya, M., Kishima, T., Sugawara, M., Watanuki, S.
Journal of Japan Academy of Gerontological Nursing   21(2) 32-41   Jan 2017
Iwakuni A, Maruo S, Watanuki S, Osawa E, Sakai S, Torimoto Y, Hamayoshi M, Nishimura Y
J. Jpn. Acad. Nurs. Sci.   37 185-192   2017   [Refereed]


飯野京子, 綿貫成明
がん看護   21(2) 95‐104   Feb 2016
Yamate Miwa, Watanuki Shigeaki, Kasahara Yoshiko, Oishi Keiko, Sagara Kimie, Nakajima Tomoko, Kawa Masako, Iino Keiko
Palliat Care Res   9(3) 907-910   2014

Books etc

Complementary and alternative therapies in nursing (8th ed.).
Watanuki S, Tracy MF & Lindquist R. (Part:Contributor, Therapeutic listening)
Springer, New York   Mar 2018   ISBN:9780826144331

Lindquist R, Tracy MF, Snyder M (Eds.)
Complementary and alternative therapies in nursing (7th ed.)
R. Lindquist, M. Snyder, M.F. Tracy (Eds.). (Part:Joint Work, Therapeutic listening)
Springer, New York   Dec 2016   ISBN:487804098X
"Standardized care for patients with delirium": 100 Qs & As for "What/How should we do?"
Sakai, I., & Watanabe, H. (eds.) (Part:Contributor)
Nankodo   Mar 2014   ISBN:9784524269020
Therapeutic listening
Therapeutic listening (Part:Joint Work)
Springer   Jan 2014   ISBN:9780826196125
In M. Snyder, R. Lindquist, & M.F. Tracy (Eds.), Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Nursing (7th ed.)

Conference Activities & Talks

Watanuki S, Iino K, Nagaoka N, Nozawa K , Toma S, Shimizu Y, Shimazu T, Sagawa M, Mori A, Shimizu C
The 5th China Japan Korea Nursing Conference   17 Sep 2018   Japanese Nursing Association
The gerontic nursing: Challenges and opportunities [Invited]
Watanuki S, Himeno T
National Seminar: The role of nursing career ladder in strengthening nursing service   Aug 2017   Health Ministry of the Republic of Indonesia and JICA
The preparation of nurses to deal with the issue of "Giant Geriatric Tsunami" in Japan [Invited]
Watanuki S
National Symposium of Geriatric Nursing: "Beware of the Issue of Giant Geriatric Tsunami in Indonesia,"   Jul 2017   Hasanuddin University, Faculty of Medicine, School of Nursing
Riasmini, NM., Watanuki, S., Himeno, T.
The 18th Conference of the Japanese Red Cross Society of Nursing Science   24 Jun 2017   Japanese Red Cross Society of Nursing Science
Patient safety assurance with hi-tech nursing care facilities (devices/systems)
Shigeaki Watanuki
Indonesian International Nursing Conference & Exhibition   Mar 2016   

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

Foundation for Promotion of Cancer Research.: 2016 Cancer Survivorship Research Grant
Project Year: Aug 2016 - Jul 2017    Investigator(s): Shigeaki Watanuki
Foundation for Promotion of Cancer Research: 2016 Cancer Survivorship Research Grant
Project Year: Jul 2015 - Mar 2016
Development and evaluation of delirium risk management program for older persons admitted to acute care hospitals
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Masumi Hasegawa/Shigeaki Watanuki/Tomko Aouda/Mineko Sugawara
Policy-based Medical Services Foundation: Resarch Grant
Project Year: Jun 2014 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): Shigeaki Watanuki


Sep 1999
Mar 2003
PhD Course, Adult Health Nursing, Graduate School: School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
Apr 1997
Jun 1999
MS Course, Graduate School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
Apr 1988
Mar 1990
Nursing Course, Faculty of Medicine, Division of Health Sciences, University of Tokyo
Apr 1986
Mar 1988
Science Course II, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo

Committee Memberships

Sep 2015
Science Coucil of Japan  Associate Member, the Committee on Health/Human Life Science
Nov 2014
Japan Academy of Nursing Science  Councilor(2014-); JANS Young Scientists’ Network (2014-8)
Apr 2013
Japan Academy of Gerontological Nursing  Councilor (2013-); Committee for Promoting Educational and Research Activities (2018-)
Dec 2009
Jun 2015
Japan Academy of Nursing Science  Public Relations Committee

Social Contribution

[Planner, Organizing Member]  Tame End-of-Life Care Study Group  (National College of Nursing, Japan)  1 Sep 2013 - Today
[Lecturer, Advisor, Planner, Organizing Member, Investigater, Report writing]  JICA・Indonesia  Aug 2014 - Oct 2017